Entertainment Tonight recently released footage of the highly-anticipated film Moneyball, written by The Social Network‘s Aaron Sorkin and directed by Capote‘s Bennet Miller. Based on Michael Lewis’ bestselling novel Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, the film stars Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright, Steven Bishop, Kathryn Morris, Chris Pratt, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Though the footage is entirely ruined by asinine commentary, it nonetheless looks to be an altogether compelling work of cinema. Early buzz for the film is outstanding and with Sorkin writing the script and that cast in front of the camera, I can’t see this one turning out poorly.
Aaron Sorkin and Bennet Miller, though a very different couple then Sorkin and David Fincher, still make for a very strong team. Coming off an Oscar win, I expect nothing less than perfection from Sorkin. In terms of Miller’s work, I found his style in Capote fascinating and his direction succinct and fluid. I feel that the two of them together will take the audience in a very new and refreshing direction.
With an A list team behind the camera as well as in front, this is definitely looking like a homerun. You can find Entertainment Tonight’s footage of Moneyball below.